1.60B.G. Farm Roads: Shared Driveways.
1. Where feasible, old farm roads and country lanes should be retained and reused instead of
constructing new driveways (unless needed Widening of the lane would destroy mature trees or
2. Shared driveways are encouraged, although each lot shall still maintain the required frontage on
a street where this does not result in odd lot configurations and/or the reduction of common open
3. Construction. The Board of Supervisors may allow low volume private shared driveways, each
serving a maximum of 3 dwelling units [*maximum number should be dependent upon benefits
provided and the specific site requirements], to be constructed of gravel to maintain a rural
appearance. The following construction standards shall apply to shared driveways unless
alternative standards are accepted by the Board of Supervisors:
a. minimum cartway width - 10 feet, which shall be crowned
b. constructed of 5 inches of 2A modified and 3 inches of screening or other compatible material,
c. maximum slope - 12 percent, except 4 percent within 20 feet of the right-of-way of a public
d. minimum centerline curve radius - 40 feet, and
e. with appropriate drainage measures.
4. A shared driveway or private street, shall only be permitted if the developer establishes a legally
binding mechanism to require owners of lots served by such driveway and/or private street to
fund adequate maintenance in pre-determined proportions. Such mechanism shall be subject to
approval by the Township Solicitor.